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Anolis distichus (Hispaniolan gracile anole, Bark anole)

Synonyms: Ctenonotus distichus

Wikipedia Abstract

The bark anole or Hispaniolan gracile anole (Anolis distichus) is a species of anole found in many Caribbean islands and Florida (as a long-introduced species). It spends most its time on tree trunks. Often it is a brownish color with a yellow dewlap.
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Invasive Species

The bark anole, Anolis distichus is a small arboreal lizard which feeds on tiny insects on the bark surface of trees. Native to Great Bahama Island, it has been introduced to Little Bahama Island, Hispaniola Island (and surrounding islands) and south Florida. At present, the impacts of A. distichus are not well known.
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Adult Weight [1]  3.1 grams


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bahamian pine mosaic Bahamas Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests  
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Enriquillo wetlands Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Hispaniolan dry forests Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Hispaniolan moist forests Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Hispaniolan pine forests Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
South Florida rocklands United States Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Los Haitises National Park II 155690 Dominican Republic

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. No


Parasitized by 
Atractis scelopori <Unverified Name>[2]
Parapharyngodon cubensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Physalopteroides bahamensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Skrjabinoptera leiocephalorum <Unverified Name>[2]


USA (introduced to S Florida), Bahamas, Hispaniola: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cat Island I, Little San Salvador, Ile de la Tortue, Ile-a-Vache, Ile Grande Cayemite, Ile Petite Cayemite, Isla Saona, Isla Catalina Anolis distichus distichus Great Baham;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Length–weight allometries in lizards, S. Meiri, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 218–226
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access